Did you know it is illegal to burn the following materials in an outdoor fire?
Paint, Construction Debris, Tires, Cardboard, Dead Animals, Demolition Debris, Petroleum Products, Asphalt, Plastic, Metals, treated wood and paper.
What can I burn then?
The only approved item that you may burn outdoors is natural vegetation (Residential yard waste like weeds or leaves).
How much of this natural vegetation can I burn?
You may only burn one 4' X 4' X 3' pile at a time.
Can I use a burn barrel to burn the natural vegetation?
NO. Burn barrels are and have been illegal in Washington State since 2000. There are many fires, whether it be wildalnd or structural, that start every year in the Grant County Area as a direct result of burning in a burn barrel. Ultimately, you could be held criminally and civilly liable for any damage done by a fire resulting from a burn barrel.
What is the definition of Residential Burning?
Residential Burning means the outdoor burning of leaves, clippings, pruning and other yard and gardening refuse originating on lands immediately adjacent and in close proximity to a human dwelling and burned on such lands by the property owner or his or her designee.
Can I use a burn to clear off my land?
Yes. Although restrictions and possibly permits may apply in order for you to conduct one. You are encouraged to contact the Washington State Department of Ecology for more information.